The King and Queen consort are ‘tired’ of constant attacks from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Last night Buckingham Palace sources said there was growing frustration and exhaustion at the barrage of complaints Harry and Meghan are making relentlessly and publicly about their treatment by the rest of the Royal Family.
The comment comes days before the release of the explosive documentary series the couple made with Netflix and which is sure to stir up further tensions.
A nifty trailer for the six-part program was released last week, teasing intimate moments and seemingly threatening to reveal more details about the couple’s rocky relationship with the family they’ve estranged from.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were ‘surprised but not so surprised’ that the advert was released during their high-profile visit to the US threatening to upstage it, insiders added.
The lavish trailer, uploaded on day two of William and Kate’s visit to Boston, is the latest streak in a seemingly endless attack on ‘The Firm’ by the Duke and Duchess.
The King and Queen consort are said to be ‘tired’ of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s constant attacks
The news comes just days before the release of a new Netflix documentary about Harry and Meghan.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were “surprised but not that surprised” that the ad was released during their high-profile visit to the United States, threatening to upstage it, insiders added.
Royal sources have described how King Charles and Queen Camilla are ‘not worried but tired’ of the stream of criticism from the Sussexes
Meghan has released a series of podcasts while Harry has written a memoir, which is expected to detail a series of grievances against her family when published next month.
In a rare and remarkable intervention, royal sources described how King Charles and Queen Camilla are “not worried but tired” of the flood of criticism from the Sussexes. An exasperated Palace source underlined the word “tired”.
The Royal Family have made ‘magnanimous and very deliberate moves’ to include Prince Harry as much as possible at the late Queen’s funeral in September – including asking him to wear his military uniform at a key vigil – but they are now repaid with near-constant bursts, it is claimed.
Palace insiders have pointed to the irony of the many public interviews and TV appearances the Sussexes have made while talking about how they want a new life away from the public eye. Meghan and Harry, who live in the celebrity enclave of Montecito, California, slammed royal life in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
Since then, Meghan has released a series of podcasts while Harry has penned a memoir, which is expected to detail a series of grievances against her family when published next month.
“It’s very tiring,” repeated a palace source.
The comments came as the Duke and Duchess were accused yesterday of breaking protocol by taking a private photographer to Buckingham Palace to take a photo included in the Netflix trailer.
Another photograph used in the teaser unflatteringly shows Kate with a stony face at Westminster Abbey during a Commonwealth service, while Meghan sits behind her. It was taken after a disagreement over the seating plan.
Harry’s new media projects appear to have caused his family more hurt and consternation than they previously cared to admit
The trailer for the explosive new Harry and Meghan documentary was released while William and Kate visited the United States
A photograph used in the Netflix teaser unflatteringly shows Kate with a stony face at Westminster Abbey during a Commonwealth service, while Meghan sits behind her. It was taken after a disagreement over the seating plan
The Welsh (pictured with David Beckham) attended a star-studded gala on Friday night to promote William’s Earthshot Prize
Despite the timing of the trailer, a palace source said the Prince and Princess of Wales were “bloody” about the impending documentary. It is feared, however, that there will be no more return for the brothers’ relationship.
“As a general rule, if a member of the royal family has a high-profile overseas trip, no one else back home would seek to disrupt the message of that trip,” an insider added.
The Welsh attended a star-studded gala on Friday night to promote William’s Earthshot award, seemingly determined to make sure the Netflix series doesn’t overshadow their work. The Prince of Wales had a 30-minute chat with President Joe Biden, with the couple sharing ‘warm memories’ of the late Queen and a discussion of how Mr Biden could support Earthshot, which is awarding 1 million grants of pounds to five projects to save the planet. every year.
Royal aides only discovered in recent days that Mr Biden, by chance, was in Boston at the same time as the royal couple.
For the three-day visit, Kate wore elegantly tailored pantsuits and understated high-necked dresses.
“The princess is very professional,” an insider said. “The visit wardrobe says a lot. It’s very professional. At Friday’s awards ceremony, guests were asked to dress ‘sustainably’, so Kate hired an emerald Solace London dress from fashion platform Hurr, for £74 a night . She accessorized it with the emerald choker of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
William and Kate were apparently determined to make sure the Netflix series didn’t overshadow their work in the US
The Prince of Wales had a 30-minute chat with President Joe Biden during the Welshman’s trip to Boston this week
The King was keen to show his support for the Sussexes. In his first address to the nation after ascending the throne, he said: “I want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”
Still, Harry’s new media endeavors seem to have caused his family more hurt and consternation than they previously wanted to admit.
He and Meghan will be celebrated by America’s liberal establishment for supposedly overcoming institutional racism within the royal family at a lavish ceremony in New York on Tuesday, just two days before the Netflix series airs.
They will receive the so-called Ripple of Hope Award from Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist and daughter of Robert Kennedy, the US Attorney General assassinated in 1968.
Ms Kennedy has previously compared the Sussexes’ actions to her father’s fight against apartheid and hailed their “moral courage”.
Relations could deteriorate further when Harry’s memoir Spare is released on January 10, promising the Duke’s first-hand account of his upbringing and his decision to step down from royal duties.
The Royal Family also faced a race row last week after the late Queen’s lady-in-waiting asked a black guest at Buckingham Palace: ‘Where are you really from?’ Lady Susan Hussey has volunteered to step down and is said to be “deeply sorry” for the debacle.
Prince William was about to board a plane for Boston when the news broke, but he spoke to his press officer and agreed his office could respond – even including the word ‘racism’ in the statement.